JAA Annual Meeting

 4th and 5th of September 2021

6:00 PM India | 8:30 AM New York

Dear Jipmerites,

Annual alumni meeting is back!

Join us for the JAA Annual Meeting 2020-21 held on September 4th and 5th, 2021 (6 pm – 8 pm IST).

We have planned academic sessions and virtual get-together of Golden Jubilee meets for the batches 1970 and 1971, and the Silver Jubilee meet for the batches 1995 and 1996.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Latha Chaturvedula
1986 Batch

Subashini K
Vice President
1992 Batch

Sreerag KS
1995 Batch

Hemachandren M
2001 Batch

C Udayashankar
Joint Secretary
1994 Batch


  • Balachandar J (1969 Batch)
  • Adhisivam B (1993 Batch)

Executive Committee

  • S Dhanabalan (1961 Batch)
  • Vishnu Bhat B (1969 Batch)
  • Nithianandam S (1973 Batch)
  • Dilip Phansalkar (1973 Batch)
  • Narayanan P (1993 Batch)
  • Elamurugan T. P. (1999 Batch)

JAA Annual Meeting

4th and 5th of September, 2021

6:00 PM India | 8:30 AM New York


Hosts:  Narayanan P (1993 MBBS Batch) and Anusha Cherian (1997 MBBS Batch)

Day 1: 4th of September 2021

  • 6:00 PM – Welcome Address
    • Latha Chaturvedula (1986 MBBS Batch)
      President, Jipmer Alumni Association (JAA)
      Professor and Head of Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
    • Rakesh Aggarwal (2018 Director)
      Director, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
    • C Udayashankar (1994 MBBS Batch)
      Join Secretary, JAA
      Director, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India
  • 6:15 PM – Scientific Sessions by Batch of 1970
    • Session Chair: Sundararajan Srinivasa Gopalan and Arun K Datta
    • “Experiences with Covid management”
      • R Vijaykumar
        Senior Nephrologist,
        Bilroth Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    • “Covid management in Neonates”
      • P Ramachandran
        Professor of Pediatrics & Associate Dean,
        Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    • “How Covid has affected the elective surgeries”
      • V Madhavan
        Consultant Anesthetist,
        Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, UK
  • 6:50 PM – Scientific Sessions by Batch of 1996
    • Session Chairpersons:  Venkatesh Madhugiri & Kapil Baliga
    • “Posterior Vertebral Column Resection as a tool in Spinal Deformity Correction – our experience”
      • Abhishek Ray
        Consultant Spine Surgeon,
        The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal
    • “Global Burden of Disease & State Level Burden of Disease in India: Overview & Live Demo”
      • Subhojit Dey
        Executive Director,
        Disha foundation, New Delhi

  • 7:30 PM – General Body Meeting

Day 2: 5th of September 2021

  • 6:00 PM – Scientific Sessions by Batch of 1971
    • Session Chair: Tseten Dorji Sadutshang and Selvarajan N
    • “Logistic and Testing challenges during the deluge of first wave”
      • Ravikumar Banda
        Managing Director,
        XCyton Diagnostics, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • “Paediatric Covid and the UK perspective”
      • Geeta Subramanian
        Barking Havering Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Queens Hospital,
        Romford, Essex, UK
    • “Experiences with Transplant surgeries during COVID”
      • Balakrishnan KR
        Senior Consultant Heart Transplant Surgeon,
        MGM Healthcare, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    • “Transporting critically ill children with covid-19”
      • Ramnarayan P (1989 MBBS Batch)
        Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care and Retrieval
        St. Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
        Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
  • 7:00 PM – Scientific Sessions by Batch of 1995
    • Session Chairpersons: Akhila Murthy, Lalitha Reddy, Jhumma Mondal
    • “Home management of COVID in kids, quarantine, isolation, the role of SpO2 monitoring, and tests.”
      • Sivaranjani M
        Senior Consultant,
        Magna Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana
    • “It’s not over till It’s over: ‘MIS-C’ an extension of COVID”
      • Chetan G
        Senior Consultant,
        Aster CMI Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • “The ‘Ten Co(vid)mmandments’ For Indian corporate healthcare.”
      • Chandrasekar Ramamoorthy
        Executive VP and Director,
        KIMS group of Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • 8:00 PM – Closing Remarks
    • JAA